Team earns honors at first tournament of the year
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – The Tennessee State University forensics team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., this past weekend to compete i
n two tournaments hosted at the University of Alabama and returned with its usual news…success.
After earning 2,287 awards in the past 15 years, TSU brought three more wins home to Nashville after competing in the Crimson Classic Tournament and the University of Alabama Alumni Tournament Oct. 13-14.
Chanel Lake, a senior mass communications major from McCalla, Ala., placed 5th in Programmed Oral Interpretation Oct. 13 during the Crimson Classic, while Suzette Turner, a first semester freshman from Denver, Colo., placed 6th in After Dinner Speaking. The following day during the Alumni Tournament, Lake placed 6th in Programmed Oral Interpretation.
“I was extremely impressed with how hard they have worked these past couple of weeks,” said Shaunte’ Caraballo, interim Director of Forensics. “They were outstanding competitors and represented the University well. It was wonderful to see how well respected this team is among the forensics teams in this region and the country. I look forward to seeing them win more awards the rest of the semester.”
Other top schools competing included the University of Alabama, Colorado College, Kansas State University, Texas State University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Mississippi and Louisiana State University.
The team is now preparing for their next tournament, the Red River Swing, at LSU-Shreveport in Shreveport, La., Nov. 2-4.
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